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Bolivar Lozada

An Outstanding Islander

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Doing Business the Islander Way

To treat his employees like family is one of Bolivar Lozada’s many life goals. And, receiving his Master of Business Administration in August 2014 will help him do just that. The two-time Islander alumnus is originally from Quito, Ecuador, but decided to make Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi his new home after he visited the campus.

“At first, I was not sure of where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do,” said Lozada. “But the nice weather and the nearby beach all influenced me.”

Lozada stepped onto campus for the first time in 2007 to pursue a double major in Finance and Economics. He graduated with his first set of degrees in 2011. Two years after working at his family-owned business in Ecuador, he returned to the Island University for a second time to accomplish several life goals.

Owning a Brazilian style steakhouse, helping his family’s business grow, and making a difference as a politician are just a few of Lozada’s life ambitions.

“Everyone cares a little bit about money, but I really care about people and that is why I want to get into politics,” said Lozada. “To be honest, I just want to help people.”

Already a successful leader and businessman, Lozada said that his future plans will include returning to Ecuador where he will implement the Islander business techniques he has learned.

“Over here, the employee is really a part of the business,” he said. “I think I will change that in my country.  I will make my employees part of the business and part of the family.”

During his time in school, Lozada worked at the library, was a part of the Golden Key International Honor Society, was a member of an intramural soccer team, and worked for the Office of Graduate Studies as a Graduate Assistant - International Degree Evaluation. Lozada says that one of the best things about his time on campus was meeting people from all corners of the globe.

“I have friends from Turkey, Colombia, Bolivia, and from everywhere!” said Lozada. “People say that high school is the best time of their lives, but for me, it was attending college here at the Island University.”